Good Luck Mullaghbawn CLG

Everyone in St Mary’s Primary School wishes the Mullaghbawn senior team good luck in the county final this Sunday. With a large number of past pupils involved, the school community is behind you all the way!

Many of the current pupils are making the journey to Armagh to cheer the team on and some members of the P7 year group will actually take to the field itself at half-time, to play a St Peter’s select. Good luck to all of the girls and boys involved!





P7 Newry Democrat Supplements


Copies of the Newry Democrat’s P7 Leavers’ Supplement have arrived in school and are ready for collection. Although school finishes today for the pupils, the school office will remain open from 10:00-12:00 tomorrow (Friday), Monday and Tuesday. The newspapers are laid out on a table in the school foyer and are labelled with the names of those who placed orders. The school will retain any copies that are not collected and distribute in the new school year.

Please spread the word to other P7 parents.

Cycling Proficiency Scheme

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Following a tremendous amount of hard work in both practical and theory lessons this term, P7 pupils have been awarded their certificates for completing the Cycling Proficiency Scheme. Although there has been a great improvement over the course of the scheme, the children fully understand that this has not made them experts or ensure that they will be exempt from danger. They must take great care every time they get on their bikes.

Congratulations to all of the children on their success. Cycling is a fun way to stay fit and healthy!

Cross Country


The school was delighted to be notified of the team results from Cross Country last week. Amazingly, five teams were placed in the top three of their various race categories.

  • Primary 4  boys were placed 1st
  • Primary 5 girls were placed 1st
  • Primary 5 boys were placed 3rd
  • Primary 6 girls (team 1) were placed 2nd
  • Primary 6 boys (team 1) were placed 2nd

The members of these teams were presented with their medals at assembly on Friday. Pupils who missed assembly because they were either absent or attending the Nursery Graduation will receive their medals from their class teacher.

Well done everyone!

Cumman na mBunscol Award



Two very excited P7 pupils represented St Mary’s at a Cumman na mBunscol blitz in Derrynoose last week. They are pictured accepting the Cumman na mBunscol Level 2 award from Mr Gary Farrell, Armagh CnmB chairperson. It’s a great achievement as currently only five primary schools in Armagh hold this level.

It was awarded as a result of the work that St Mary’s does to promote GAA. Examples include the school partaking in matches & blitzes, running after-school training every week, having a strong link to the local club, communicating information online and in local press, having a visible GAA noticeboard, promoting the Respect Initiative and much more.


Thanks Alison and Abby!


The after-school Gardening Club had their end-of-year party last Wednesday. It was a party with a difference, as the children used fruit and veg from the school garden to cook the treats. There was soup, salad sandwiches, rhubarb crumble, carrot cake and much more.

It was also a sad occasion, however,  as it was Alison’s last week with the club. Unfortunately the funding for Ring of Gullion’s Landscape Partnership has not been renewed and they will have to cease their involvement with the school garden this summer. Everyone wishes to thank Alison and also Abby for all of their hard work over the past two years. A lot has been achieved and you have left a lasting legacy in St Mary’s. Best wishes for the future!

P7 Leavers’ Mass

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The P7 year group have bid farewell to St Mary’s for the last time. The enjoyed a fun-filled final day in school and an had a lovely evening at the annual Leavers’ Mass.

There were refreshments back in school afterwards, when pupils were presented with their certificates of achievement. The Tierney and Murphy Cups were also presented to the lucky winners for 2018. We had a little trip down memory lane for the boys and girls and then they performed a special rendition of “Hit the Diff – St Mary’s style!” The evening finished with the planting of a commemorative tree to mark the P7 class of 2018, in the year the school achieved its first green Flag.

Thanks to all of the parents and guests for making it a wonderful occasion and to all of the staff members who help in any way. Finally, goodbye and best wishes to the P7 pupils as they move on to their new schools!

NMandD DC Green Flag Reception




The P7 members of the Eco Committee attended the NMandD DC chairperson’s Green Flag reception in Warrenpoint Town Hall this morning. The children representing St Mary’s were commended for their hard work in the Eco Schools project.

Thanks to Mrs Mulkerns who organised a specially designed cake, as a treat for the whole school to celebrate our first Green Flag. It was a big hit with all pupils in the school!